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The Saints' Guide to Happiness

Author: Robert Ellsberg

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9781429924245

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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A noted spiritual writer seeks answers to life's big questions in the stories of the saints In All Saints---published in 1997 and already a classic of its kind---Robert Ellsberg told the stories of 365 holy people with great vividness and eloquence. In The Saints' Guide to Happiness, Ellsberg looks to the saints to answer the questions: What is happiness, and how might we find it? Countless books answer these questions in terms of personal growth, career success, physical fitness, and the like. The Saints' Guide to Happiness proposes instead that happiness consists in a grasp of the deepest dimension of our humanity, which characterizes holy people past and present. The book offers a series of "lessons" in the life of the spirit: the struggle to feel alive in a frenzied society; the search for meaningful work, real friendship, and enduring love; the encounter with suffering and death; and the yearning to grasp the ultimate significance of our lives. In these "lessons," our guides are the saints: historical figures like Augustine, Francis of Assisi, and Teresa of Avila, and moderns such as Dorothy Day, Flannery O'Connor, and Henri J. Nouwen. In the course of the book the figures familiar from stained-glass windows come to seem exemplars, not just of holy piety but of "life in abundance," the quality in which happiness and holiness converge.
The Saints' Guide to Happiness
Language: un
Pages: 248
Authors: Robert Ellsberg
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-11-01 - Publisher: North Point Press

A noted spiritual writer seeks answers to life's big questions in the stories of the saints In All Saints---published in 1997 and already a classic of its kind---Robert Ellsberg told the stories of 365 holy people with great vividness and eloquence. In The Saints' Guide to Happiness, Ellsberg looks to
A Catholic Woman's Guide to Happiness
Language: un
Pages: 144
Authors: Rose Sweet
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-26 - Publisher: Tan Books

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The Saints' Guide to Joy that Never Fades
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Ann Ball
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Servant Publications

The saints have said wonderful things about every aspect of the Christian life, but much of their writing is inaccessible. To meet this need, Charis Books presents an exciting new series of Saints' Guides. In these books, readers will find helpful and inspiring teaching taken directly from the saints' own
The Saints' Guide to Making Peace with God, Yourself, and Others
Language: en
Pages: 147
Authors: Thomas Paul Thigpen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Charis Books

This title in "The Saints' Guide" series presents quotations and stories from the works and lives of saints that show readers how to make peace in their relationships.
Blessed Among Us
Language: un
Pages: 792
Authors: Robert Ellsberg
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-07 - Publisher: Liturgical Press

Since the early centuries, Christians have held up the saints as models of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While the church officially recognizes a relatively small number of saints, the actual roster is infinitely wider. Blessed Among Us explores this eclectic “cloud of witnesses”—lay and religious, single and married,